Why is it that the TSA goons can find your toothpaste, nail polish, mouthwash, hand lotion and any other liquid or gel you may use to maintain your personal hygiene while traveling, but they can’t seem to find dangerous weapons?
Plane Left Gate With Gun on Board, DFW Airport Says
A plane left the gate at DFW Airport with a gun on board before transportation officials alerted the pilot about the problem, FOX 4 has learned.
By the time the woman took her bag and walked away, a TSA agent scanning the D-30 checkpoint noticed the .38-caliber handgun.
Magana said the TSA shut down only the security checkpoint, not the entire terminal, and began searching the D concourse and other terminals for the woman.
At least 90 minutes elapsed before she was in custody, Magana said.
The plane, American Airlines flight 2385 to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, returned to the gate before it got on the runway.
It’s not clear if the gun in the luggage was loaded.
The woman, identified as Judith P. Kenny, told police she had forgotten the gun was in her bag. She was arrested on weapons charges and released a few hours later.
TSA spokesman Luis Casanova told FOX 4 that no review of procedures was needed and that standard operating procedures were followed. No harm came to anyone, he said.
But airport passengers were clearly concerned and puzzled.
“It is amazing for the liquids they remove and the scrutiny they put you through. For something as blatant as a pistol to get through is unacceptable,” one passenger said.
“You got toothpaste or anything they will stop you real quick, but a gun? They got to figure something out,” another passenger said.
The security breach comes on the same day that the Homeland Security Department acknowledged that some TSA agents went too far by strip-searching two elderly women in New York.
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